The 3D cloud collab fire keeps burnin’ hotter and today’s news is sure to stoke the flames. Sunglass.io started out as a simple way to share models online and was one of the first to bring in a WebGL-based, plugin-free approach to sharing CAD Data. They had a basic annotation tool at the time and a hint at an app ecosystem. After bagging 1.7 million in funding they introduced support for 45 3D file formats, VoIP support, cloud rendering and a public beta. Today, they’re breaking out of beta and deep into project collaboration with the claim of a “GitHub-like solution” for seamless collaboration and project management. Here’s a look.
Sunglass Introduces Project Management
The image above is what you may see while the new site rolls out. Sunglass wants to be the go to place for all things 3D+collaboration, even to the extent of adding plugin into the most common 3D software and combining cloud services such as rendering and simulation. They’ve added support for all the popular formats and plugins for SolidWorks, Inventor and Sketchup, with CATIA, Rhino and Processing plugins coming. We’ll have an update posted here after we give the system a go. Here are the new features.
- Version browser – seamlessly browse through multiple revisions in a visual environment
- Deeply integrated plugins – edit and sync 3D files in real-time with full integrity between the desktop and cloud
- Share spaces – selectively control access to individual parts of a larger project
- Collaborative assembly – work with others on constructing the same design concurrently
- Rich media annotations – beyond text comments, users can now pin images, PDFs, videos and hyperlinks as notes on 3D models